Newcastle United's Premier League rivals appoint 75-year-old manager after latest sacking

Crystal Palace have quickly moved to appoint a new manager following the dismissal of Patrick Vieira.

The club has reappointed Roy Hodgson – who was in charge at Selhurst Park between 2017 and 2021 – as manager. Hodgson, the oldest manager in Premier League history, takes over a club which is lying 12th in the division – and just three points above the relegation zone – after a 12-match winless run.

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The boyhood Palace fan said: “It’s a privilege to be asked to return to the club, which has always meant so much to me, and to be given the important task of turning the team’s fortunes around.

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"Our sole objective now is to start winning matches, and to get the points necessary to ensure our Premier League status.”

Palace have drawn 0-0 twice with fifth-placed Newcastle in the Premier League this season. United also knocked the club out of the Carabao Cup thanks to a penalty shootout after another goalless draw.

New Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.New Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
New Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.